Menus— Sept. 14

Here are menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Sept. 21. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, brussel sprouts, biscuit, margarine, fruit salad, cottage cheese Friday Green chile chicken casserole, pinto beans, spinach, tortilla, orange Monday Chile rellano, salad, chili […]

Cat’s strange addiction is ‘raisin’ some issues

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist I have written about my cat’s affection for bread products before. Toby likes to tear the bread apart and create a breadcrumb wonderland. Brownie actually enjoys eating the bread; his favorite is raisin bread. I have been doing my best to avoid sweets in my pursuit to lose weight. This, […]

Jail Log— Sept. 14

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Sept. 7-13: • Bonnett Rivera, 42, possession of a controlled substance • Pantaleon Ulibarri, 55, possession of a controlled substance • Monico Barajas, 45, warrant • Billy Beeson, 52, possession of a stolen vehicle • Nolita Benavidez, 49, warrant • Jesse Lunn, 28, burglary […]

Calendar— Sept. 14

oday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday Economic Development Corp.: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Service […]

Civil suit filed against city, officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A civil lawsuit has been filed against the city of Tucumcari by the owner of a hotel burned in 2014 by former Tucumcari police officer Dustin Lopez. Lawrence and Martha Phillip, Maggie Ventures, LLC, filed the lawsuit on Aug. 31 in the Quay County District Court. The Phillips are […]

Tucumcari’s airport will receive federal funding for repairs

Staff Report More than $600,000 in federal funding has been allocated to the Tucumcari Municipal Airport for runway rehabilitations, fencing construction and other safety improvements. New Mexico congressional delegates  announced the funding is part of the more than $6.5 million being awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The money will be used to fund maintenance […]

City revamps its volunteer policies

By Steve Hansen Correspondent The Tucumcari City Commission approved a volunteer policy Thursday that addresses volunteer screening and background checks, insurance, volunteer use of city vehicles and equipment and the kind of work volunteers are allowed to do for the city. City Manager Jared Langenegger said the plan is designed to “bring success for our […]

Officials: Indiana man attempts suicide in jail


  The man arrested in Tucumcari with a missing Kentucky teen was airlifted on Sept. 13 to an Amarillo hospital after attempting to commit suicide in the Quay County Detention Center, police said. Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, 20, was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for serious self-inflicted injuries said Deputy Chief […]

Three former county residents nominated for NM Sports Hall of Fame

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From left, Amber Campbell, Danny Villanueva and Vernon Decatur Stephens have been nominated for the NM Sports Hall of Fame.

Staff Report Three former Quay County residents are among those nominated for the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell, who grew up in Tucumcari, the late Danny Villanueva, who was born in Tucumcari and played eight years in the National Football League, and Vernon Decatur Stephens, who was born in […]

Menus— Sept. 7

Here are menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Sept. 14. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler, vanilla ice cream Friday Tuna and shells, salad, crackers, orange Monday Chicken pot pie, […]